Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets: August 18, 2020 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on August 16, 2020

Oklahoma City (44-28, 0-0) is a tight 1.5-point favorite against Houston (44-28, 0-0) when the Thunder take the court against the Rockets on Tuesday (August 18, 2020). The matchup’s point total is 225.5. Tip-off for this matchup, one of five on the docket in the NBA for the day, is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Thunder vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Thunder -1.5 -110 -110 225.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Thunder vs Rockets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Rockets (+1.5) Over (225.5) Rockets 114 Thunder 112

Head to Head

After three head-to-head meetings this year, Oklahoma City has a 2-1 record against Houston. The Thunder also have a 3-0 record against the spread when taking on the Rockets.

Thunder vs Rockets in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
1/20/2020 Rockets -7 230.5 -310 251 112-107 OKC
1/9/2020 Rockets -4 227.5 -176 146 113-92 OKC
10/28/2019 Rockets -9.5 228 -600 432 116-112 HOU

Thunder Betting Information

  • Oklahoma City has been good against the spread this season, posting a 42-28-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 1.5 points, the Thunder have struggled to a 13-15-1 record ATS this season.
  • Oklahoma City has more often than not combined with its adversaries to hit the over, doing so 33 times in 72 contests (45.8%).

Rockets Betting Information

  • Houston has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 37.5% of matchups this year (27 out of 72 opportunities).
  • Houston has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 33-38-1 ATS.
  • When they are at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Rockets have fared well, going 9-3 against the spread.

Over/Under Analysis

Thunder vs Rockets Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Thunder 23 31.9% 110.4 228.2 108.4 223.2 218.8
Rockets 49 68.1% 117.8 228.2 114.8 223.2 232.7

Thunder Leaders

  • The Thunder scoring leader is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who puts up 19.0 points per game.
  • Chris Paul leads Oklahoma City with 6.7 assists a game and Steven Adams paces the squad with 9.2 rebounds per outing.
  • Paul leads the team with 1.6 steals per game. Nerlens Noel collects 1.5 blocks a game to pace Oklahoma City.
  • The Thunder are led by Danilo Gallinari from beyond the arc. He hits 2.9 shots from deep per game.

Rockets Leaders

  • James Harden’s excellent performances this season give him the top spot on the Rockets scoring and assists leaderboards with 34.3 points per game and 7.5 assists per game.
  • When it comes to rebounds, Russell Westbrook is the Houston leader with 7.9 per game.
  • Harden is at the top of Houston’s steals hierarchy with 1.8 steals per game and Robert Covington leads the squad in blocks with 1.3 per game.
  • Harden is tops from three-point range for the Rockets, hitting 4.4 threes per game.

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